Tag Archives: Florida


Susan Vaughan here. My husband and I recently spent ten days in sunny and blessedly warm Florida. We walked the beach and sat in beach chairs and read, among other things. As soon as we returned to Maine, we faced … Continue reading

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Susan Vaughan here. I know, my title’s a bad takeoff on Field & Stream. My post today is a nature travelogue of my recent week in southwest Florida. With my husband and other family members, I visited two nature conservancy … Continue reading

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A Week in the Sunshine

James Hayman: Those of you who read my last blog on this site, A Moving Experience, know that my wife Jeanne and I have just survived the rigors of moving from our house on Peaks Island to another on the … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring …. Mud Season

Lea Wait here. And it really isn’t just April showers, despite that lovely little rhyme that Thomas Tusser came up with around 1557, that causes the mud. It’s all the melting snow and ice that’s still around, the finally-rising temperatures releasing dampness that hasn’t evaporated … Continue reading

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The Hard Job of Doing—and Thinking—Absolutely Nothing.

James Hayman:  Each year two old friends invite Jeanne and I to join them in a house they rent for the winter.  It’s right on the beach on Longboat Key, a long and somewhat overbuilt sandbar outside Sarasota on the … Continue reading

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Florida, ME by Julia Spencer-Fleming

I’m pursuing a very traditional Maine pastime today: I’m visiting Florida. Specifically, I’m here for the annual Broward County Library Foundation Literary Feast. And while I came for work, when my plane touched down in Fort Lauderdale and the pilot … Continue reading

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